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Justin Kripps, Bryan Barnett top Canadians on World Cup circuit

01/17/2015 02:49 EST | Updated 03/19/2015 05:59 EDT
Bobsledders Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnett highlighted Canada’s efforts on the World Cup circuit Saturday.

Kripps, from Summerland, B.C., and Barnett, of Edmonton, won bronze in the two-man bobsleigh event in Koenigssee, Germany with a two-run time of one minute, 42.19 seconds.

The Canadians certainly love racing on this track. Last season, Kripps and Barnett won gold in the two-man competition just weeks before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

“I had good start times and good runs so everything came together,” said Kripps. “I love Konigssee. I like the flow of the track. There is a great atmosphere here with lots of fans. The music is playing and the track just fits my driving style.”

Calgary’s Chris Spring and Alexander Kopacz, of London, Ont., finish 12th in 1:43.16.

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Edney 11th in Luge

Calgary’s Sam Edney posted the best time for a Canadian sled in the men’s singles race after combining a two-run time of 1:27.774 in Oberhof, Germnay.

The Canadian duo of Tristan Walker (Cochrane, Alta.) and Justin Snith (Calgary), had a tough day, crashing in Corner 12 which dropped them into 20th place.

The 23-year-olds slid to a two-run time of 1:37.163.

Greszczyszyn 16th in skeleton

Dave Greszczyszyn finished as the top Canadian in the men’s skeleton race. The 35-year-old Brampton, Ont. native slid to 16th-place, posting a time of 1:44.35 in Koenigssee, Germany.

Calgarians, Barrett Martineau and Evan Neufeldt, finished 18th and 19th, respectively.

Here are the rest of the Canadian results:

Alpine skiing (Wengen, Switzerland)

Slalom

- Julien Cousineau (Lachute, Que.) — failed to qualify for 2nd run

- Trevor Philip (Calgary) — failed to qualify for 2nd run

- Phil Brown (Toronto) — failed to qualify for 2nd run

Biathlon (Ruhpolding, Germany)

Men’s Sprint

- Brendan Green (Hay River, N.W.T. ) 16th

- Scott Gow (Calgary) 27th

- Nathan Smith (Calgary) 35th

- Christian Gow (Calgary) 81st

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